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. the president signed it into law. more than ten million voted to support it but more than two thirds did not participate. critics say it passed to quickly. human rights watch said it protects some rights but undermines others. >> russia's president could soon decide if americans should be ban from adopting russian children. the government voted in favor of such a ban. russian activists say it deprives children of the chance to leave orphanages. it's a response to a united states law calling for sanctions against russia. >>> today marks the 8th anniversary of the quake and tsunami. survivors held prayer services. the un called it the worst natural disaster to hit thailand. tsunami's went through 14 countries. 200,000 people died. >> we are back on storm watch this day after christmas. mark is tracking a fast moving storm that has produced plenty of rain. >> and we check the return polesis of major stores. what you need to know before you return that unwanted gift. >> here is a look at bridge. you can see it's wet. we will let you know where we had spin outs this morning coming up next
. >> the fed's have denied a request by california for waivers from the no child left behind law. the law punishes schools for students failing math and english proficiency test and require certain other criteria as to be met. california isn't willing to evaluate teachers based on how well their students scored on a standardized test, one of the test of the law. nutshell left behind requires a certain percentage of students test proficient in english and math. by 2014, every student including the learning disabled and english runners must reach proficiency. >> officers from concord police's de you i've enforcement team will be deployed this week kantor rest impaired drivers. this is a part of the department's ongoing traffic safety campaign. d u i patrols will begin friday at 7:00 p.m. and will last until 3:00 a.m.. they will resume adorns some of the same hours on saturday. the concord police traffic sgt says it is a zero tolerance crackdown. driving under the influence led to almost 800 deaths in california in 2010. >> we will be right back. >> police and webster, new york say that they
, connecticut. gun groups believe teachers can act more quickly than law enforcement in those critical first minutes to protect children. >>> gun buy-back event in los angeles is being called a huge success, you can see why. people in their cars lined up for miles yesterday to turn in their firearms. event is held once a year and takes place in the spring, the mayor moved it up to take advantage of the outrage over the connecticut school massacre, the city gave away up to $200 in grocery gift cards. >>> lance armstrong has until today to appeal the ban imposed on him. he lost his seven titles december 6th, when the international cycling union banned him from the sport for life. those penalties came after the agency hit armstrong with similar sanctions for using banned substances. armstrong did not appeal that decision and it appears he won't challenge this latest ban. >>> all of our recent rain means waty++i levels are rising at local reservoirs. officials plan to release some water at the coyote dam and lake sonoma to make room for future rains. winds and rains have battered and toppled tre
registering the guns and are following all the rules, they are law-abiding citizens and they should be protected. >> the new york journal news is standing behind the project. the paper also pointed out it published a similar list in 2006. >>> the gun buy-back program right here in the bay area is proving to be a big hit. and in l.a., city officials moved up the date of their annual buy back program following the newtown school shooting. handguns and rifles are good for $100 grocery gift cards. automatic weapons get $200. but even those turning guns in didn't think it would make a big change. >> they think might is right so that's just how it's always been. so something i don't think you can unlearn in a short time. >> l.a. police say they have taken back more than 8,000 weapons over the last three years. critics say most of those weapons, however, turned in at these events are either old or broken and wouldn't be used in a crime anyway. >>> meanwhile the connecticut town that was the site of that recent mass shooting is asking people to stop sending gifts for the time being. officia
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